The celebration of Chhath Puja

I still remember the heat I had faced when I crossed parts of Bihar during the summers, more than some fifteen years back and had thought I will never again be here in the future but as fate always has it, having married someone from the same place, a trip there was just a matter of time.

The long-expected trip finally happened during the festival of Chhath, one of the grandest festivals of the state.

chathh puja at the ghats of the Sone river

Early morning at the ghats of the Sone river

I got to experience the three day long Puja and the grandeur around it.

Dedicated to the sun god, the Chhath festival is celebrated in the month of October and is performed to thank him.

sunset chhat puja

The setting Sun

The belief and enthusiasm around the festival of all those taking part in the Puja as well as the members of the family is something to be experienced to be believed.… continue reading